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Telestream Wirecast One

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Telestream Wirecast One
 
Telestream Wirecast One

Live video streaming production software for Mac & PC

Easily stream and produce professional video. Turn your laptop or computer into a television studio with Wirecast — the most popular award-winning video production software for Mac and Windows. Perfect for live streams, webinars, webcasts, sports, church services, and education or training videos, and more.


Highlights

Wirecast One is affordable and can be used by beginner streamers all the way up to the veterans of live video, but it is perfect for streaming to social media websites like Facebook or Twitter, and all your live streams from casual events to the most professional productions.

 

Stream live? Wirecast has you covered.

Education

Live stream graduations, award ceremonies, student news and sports, guest lectures, and classroom lessons to your community. Wirecast is used at every level of education.

Worship Services

Engage and expand your remote congregation with live streams of your services and events. Reach out and touch more people.

Live Event Production

Live stream conferences, concerts, interviews and more. Wirecast provides everything you need to stream professional live events.

Live Sports

Capture the action! Use Wirecast’s professional features like clocks, scoreboards and instant Replay to bring your audience to the game.

Television, Radio & News Broadcasters

Stream your programming to OTT and social platforms or augment your premium content with second-screen live and interactive offerings.

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Wirecast is the perfect live video marketing tool. Engage real-time with customers, fans and prospects using Wirecast’s native integrations with Facebook Live, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and more.

Integrated Stock Media Library

Now included with every active support subscription., the new Stock Media Library adds a growing database of over 500,000 unique, high quality media assets to your projects. A new custom-built portal gives you direct access to transitions, motion backgrounds, royalty-free backing tracks, and videos from right within Wirecast.

  • Images: Stock graphics including lower thirds, action icons and images for any Wirecast project!
  • Videos: Need an extra video clip for your project? No need to hire out a production team or create one yourself. Stock videos have you covered.
  • Music: Whether you need a quick sound effect clip or background music, royalty free audio is just a search away!

Easy to use features

  • Stock Media Library – Access to over 500,000 unique media assets directly in Wirecast. The Stock Media Library has videos, music, lower thirds, backgrounds and more. Included with an active support subscription.
  • Unlimited Destinations – Stream to Facebook Live, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo Live, or ANY RTMP destination. Stream to more than one at a time.
  • Stream & Record – Stream and record at the same time. Great for archiving or off-line editing, record MP4 or MOV files to any drive.
  • Unlimited Sources – Cameras, microphones, webcams, IP cams, or use our free wireless camera app for iOS. See a full list of compatible devices.
  • Conferencing & Remote Production – Rendezvous peer-to-peer conferencing comes built-in to Wirecast. Send guests a link to join your live broadcast.
  • Beautiful Graphics & Animated Titles – Over 100 built-in graphics and titles. NewBlue Titler Live, free with Wirecast, is the best way to display animated graphics and titles with Wirecast.
  • Social Media Comments – Built in Twitter comment curation and display. Display Facebook comments in animated titles using NewBlue Titler Live Express or NewBlue Titler Live Social.
  • Replay, Scoreboards, Clocks & Timers – Great for sports producers. Wirecast has professional features let your live viewers follow the action in the moment, and never miss an important play.
  • Professional Audio – Multi-channel audio ingest, support for ASIO, WASAPI and CoreAudio compatible devices. Mix up to 8 independent audio tracks, and add FX and processing.
  • Restream and Live Captions – Improve accessibility for the deaf and hard-of-hearing with live captions and save bandwidth and processing power in the bargain. Try the new Wirecast web services Restream and Live Captions.
  • Desktop, NDI & Web Capture – Capture a variety of IP sources or anything on your computer screen or other computers. Automatically detect NDI and Syphon sources. Built-in web-browser can display live web pages.
  • Controllers – Check out the new X-keys controller for Wirecast Mac or Windows. See a full list of devices.

 

What's new in the latest version of Wirecast?

There’s a reason Wirecast is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world for live streaming, recording, and video production. We are committed making each version better than the one before it. We continually release new features, fixes and improvements at a rapid rate. The latest version features an integrated Stock Media Library (included with every active support subscription.), Stinger (Custom Transitions) Playback Speed Controls, Rendezvous Audio Mixing and a QR Code Generator.

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QR Code Generator

Want to give your audience quick access to a custom link within your stream? Just create a QR code that your audience can scan! Copy your link into the new QR Code Generator and Wirecast will create a scannable image to broadcast to your fans.

 

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Rendezvous Audio Mixing

Major upgrade to Rendezvous Audio: You can create a custom audio mix to be sent to your Rendezvous guests. Now you have the control to send your guests exactly what you want them to hear.

 

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Stinger Transitions

Stinger transitions are now supported in Wirecast! Try these sample movies to use as custom transitions for your broadcasts.

 

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Facebook Live Polls

Easily design polls, collect responses and share the results with your Facebook Live audience.

 

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Rewritten WebStream Plugin

The new, re-engineered WebStream plug-in introduces broader format, codec and network transport supports as well as configurable latency for all WebStream network devices.

 

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Virtual Camera Improvements

Rewritten for faster performance and better compatibility, the Wirecast Virtual camera is better than ever before.

 

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Wirecast Web Services

We’re bringing two new services to you to enhance your capabilities—Wirecast Restream, our cloud-based live restreaming service, and Wirecast Live Captions, a cloud service that automatically embeds CEA-608 captions into your RTMP using speech-recognition.

 

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NewBlue Titler Live 4 is here

Create beautiful animated live graphics with Titler Live 4. Adds amazing new features like edit-in-preview, infinite loops, crawls, Excel input support, and more. Paid upgrade from Titler Live 3. Version included free with new purchases of Wirecast.

 

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Live Crossposting to Facebook

Wirecast lets you post your stream on multiple Facebook pages at the same time. Select pages to cross-post your live streams to directly inside Wirecast for wider distribution and to reach a larger audience.

 

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Local Wi-Fi Camera

It’s back! Add unlimited iOS camera sources on your Local Area Network (LAN) using Wirecast Go’s free local camera feature. No need to use Rendezvous for local sources any longer.

 

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PTZ Control (Pro)

Remotely control cameras with built-in pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) features directly within Wirecast Pro using the new PTZ Controller window. Works with cameras that support VISCA over IP control, like PTZOptics cameras.

 

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Multi-channel Audio Ingest

Now you can bring in up to 16 channels of audio per source. Avoid unnecessary upstream mixing and get the sound you want in Wirecast. Support for ASIO and WASAPI compatible devices added.

 

 

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FEATURES Wirecast One
$249

Buy Now!

Wirecast Studio
$449

Buy Now!

Wirecast Pro
$699

Buy Now!

CAPTURING      
Support for multiple video capture & live inputs simultaneously (USB, Capture Card, NDI, Wirecast Go, Webstream IP sources) One input No limit No limit
Wirecast Rendezvous: remote live guests and production   2 guests 7 guests
Works with UVC, Directshow, and AVFoundation capture cards and devices (e.g. Epiphan)
Advanced integration with capture cards from Blackmagic, Magewell and AJA
NDI™ (Mac/PC) and Syphon (Mac only screen capture alternative) sources
IP cameras and web stream input (RTMP, MMS, HTTP, RTSP, HLS, MPEG-Dash and UDP)
Web page display and capture
Multi-channel audio ingest
Add additional media: audio, video, graphics
Screen capture
Wi-Fi iOS sources with Wirecast Go  
ASIO Professional Windows Audio support
Remote Desktop Presenter  
Teradek StreamReader plug-in (Cube 100/150/200/250, Clip, Sputnik)    
PRODUCTION Wirecast One
$249
Wirecast Studio
$449
Wirecast Pro
$699
Master Mixing Layers Three Five Five
Unlimited Shots per Master Mixing Layer (Up to 50 layers/sources per shot)3, 4
Audio & video sync
Chromakey
Clocks, timers, and stopwatches
Image Filters (Mattes)
Audio & video sync
Integrated Facebook Polling
Integrated Text and Titles (lower thirds)
Live viewer counts (Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch)
Multi-channel audio ingest
Image carousels
23 beautiful transitions included  
Integrated Twitter comments, curation, and display
Advanced 3D and Automatic Scoreboards5 with Titler Live Sport
$249
with Titler Live Sport
$249
Titler Live Present
$299 Free with Wirecast Purchase
Basic Manual Score Boards  
NewBlueFX Titler Live (starting at $149)
Animated 3D titles and graphics, Facebook comments
Not included with purchase Titler Live Express
$149 FREE with
Wirecast Studio purchase
Titler Live Present
$299 FREE with
Wirecast Pro purchase
YouTube Chat and Advanced Twitter comments, curation, and display via NewBlue with Titler Live Social
$449
with Titler Live Social
$299
with Titler Live Social
$299
Custom Transitions  
Playlists  
Stock Media Library (Included with an active support subscription)
Access to over 500,000 unique media assets directly in Wirecast. The Stock Media Library has royalty free videos, music, lower thirds, backgrounds and more.
 
Advanced audio mixer  
Pro Audio FX Built In    
Advanced Rendezvous Guest Audio Mixing    
Instant Replay    
Virtual sets and backgrounds     Three Sets Included 
Beautiful 3D virtual sets from Virtualsetworks ($329/6-pack)     Learn more
Control Surface X-keys for Wirecast Support   Sold Separately
$659.95
Sold Separately
$659.95
Built-in PTZ Controller for Robotic Cameras (VISCA over IP)    
OUTPUT & STREAMING Wirecast One
$249
Wirecast Studio
$449
Wirecast Pro
$699
GPU-accelerated encoding (requires Intel or Nvidia GPU)
RTMP, RTP multi + unicast
Built-in destinations: Periscope/Twitter, Brightcove, Facebook, YouTube, DaCast,
Akamai, Wowza, Microsoft Azure, and more…
Record to disk (MP4, MOV)
Facebook Live: groups, 24/7 ambient streaming, paired encoding, geo and sponsor tagging, live cross-posting
Multi-viewer output   1-4-slot 1-17-slot
Virtual Camera and Microphone output
Multiple Simultaneous Record-to-Disk outputs  
Monitor output data and statistics
ISO Record individual sources    
Program feed output (AJA and Blackmagic cards)    
NDI™ output    
Send Multiple Streams with differing languages or audio tracks      
Multi-track audio recording    
WIRECAST WEB SERVICES Wirecast One
$249
Wirecast Studio
$449
Wirecast Pro
$699
Wirecast Restream
Cloud-based restreaming & distribution
Starting at $25/month Starting at $25/month Starting at $25/month
Wirecast Live Captions
Automatically embed live CEA-608 closed captions using speech-to-text recognition
Starting at $60/month Starting at $60/month Starting at $60/month
SUPPORT Wirecast One
$249
Wirecast Studio
$449
Wirecast Pro
$699
Basic Support ($49/year)¹
Includes FREE software upgrades, Online Case Submission (with a 24-hour Response Time Target), Knowledge Base, Telestream Community Forum.
See our support page for more resources.
✓*    
Standard Support ($99/year)*
Includes FREE software upgrades and support through Email, Knowledge Base, Telestream Community Forum.
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Premium Support ($299/year)
Includes all features of Standard Support and adds Priority Response, Telephone Support, Remote Access Services
Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
 
 
*1st year Basic Support included in the purchase of Wirecast One. If you let your support lapse/expire, the support renewal will increase to $99.
*1st year Standard Support included in the purchase of Wirecast Studio and Wirecast Pro. If you let your support lapse/expire, the support renewal will increase to $199.
³Only limited by system performance.
4Each Master Layer allows for one active shot. | 5 Active Master layers x 50 Sources per shot = Up to 250 Simultaneous Sources/Layers.
5Requires Sportzcast device to aquire the scoreboard feed for automatic scoreboard updating.
 

 
  MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
Operating System

Windows 7, 10, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave

Windows 10, macOS High Sierra
Processor

i5 dual-core @ 2.3GHz1

i7 quad-core @ 2.8GHz+
Memory

4GB RAM

16GB+ RAM
Hard Drive

2GB2, 7200 RPM for a record to disk

500GB+, Solid State OS Drive
Graphics Card

Intel HD3, DirectX 11 capable

Nvidia GeForce or AMD Radeon, 1GB+ video memory
Internet Connectivity

Open HTTP/HTTPS port 80, RTMP port 1935, port 7272 for Remote Desktop Presenter

If behind a firewall, check with your CDN for any sites to the whitelist

1 May be insufficient for 1080p+ or 60 fps workflows.
2Additional hard disk space required for a record to disk.
3Insufficient for advanced Multi-Viewer workflows.

An internet connection is recommended for Wirecast 11 license activation. A Wirecast 11 license will automatically update at no cost after download for Wirecast 8 and 9 users if standard maintenance and support is current.

ATTN: Wirecast 8 and later versions have dropped support of HDV licenses/cameras.
Please click here for additional information.

NewBlueFX Titler Live Express & Present – Includes over 60 title templates for lower-thirds and overlays (Mac & Windows).

  • Purchase of Wirecast 12 Studio includes a free copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Express.
  • Purchase of Wirecast 12 Pro includes a free copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Present.

Remote Desktop Presenter – Please use the Remote Desktop Presenter version 2.0.8, available as a separate download from Telestream.

Languages Supported

  • English
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Best Practices

Minimum Required Upload Speed

  • It is recommended that an upload speed rate of at least double the selected video bitrate is available, especially for a total target bit-rate of 10Mbps (Megabits per second) or less, or when there are multiple outgoing streams.
  • Upload speed can be tested at a website such as TestMy.net/upload.
  • Additional tasks that can consume upload bandwidth on the network should also be considered when determining how much of the available upload bandwidth can be allocated towards streaming

Rendezvous

Wirecast Rendezvous uses WebRTC technology that can be very resource intensive. For the best experience, we suggest considering the following table when choosing hardware:

  Studio (2 guests + 1 host) Pro (7 guests + 1 host)
Bandwidth4 Add 4 Mbps Add 5+ Mbps5
Processor4 i5 quad-core6 i7 quad-core6

4Based on a single simultaneous stream of 720p30 x264 @ 4.0Mbps.
5Bandwidth per guest will scale downwards as more are added to maintain reliability.
6Minimum recommended processor with example stream4. More demanding workflows may require a more capable CPU.

High frame-rate streaming (60fps):

  • High frame-rate streaming will result in increased CPU usage and require a higher bit rate (4Mbps or higher) for a quality encode.
  • Simply switching to a higher frame-rate without ensuring the CPU and bitrate is sufficient may result in a lower quality encode.

CPU Usage:

  • Consider lowering your canvas frame rate and/or streaming resolution to lower CPU usage.
  • Maintained system CPU usage greater than 60% will increase the likelihood of dropped frames.

ISO Recording

  • Solid State Drive or fast RAID array recommended for ISO Recording and Replay functionality.
  • Actual data rates will vary depending on quality level selected for ProRes (Mac) or MJPEG recording (Windows), as well as the resolution and frame rate selected.
    • For Mac ProRes recording please refer to Apple’s ProRes data rate specifications.
    • Windows MJPEG Best Quality Guidelines (Megabytes per second):
      • 1080i and 1080p 29.97 and 30 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality – ~25MB/sec
      • 1080p 60 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality – ~50 MB/sec
      • 720p 59.94 and 60 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality – ~20 MB/sec
  • Total expected data rate should be compared to available disk write speed to ensure adequate disk throughput.

Failure to ensure the available disk write speed is greater than the highest expected total data rate may result in frames being dropped from recordings (ISO, Replay, and Record-to-Disk).

Hardware accelerated encoding requirements:

  • Apple Hardware Accelerated H.264 encoding requires a Mac with an integrated Intel GPU.
    Note: This may change in the future, as the Apple API decides what hardware acceleration method is to be used. At the time of this writing, only Quick Sync via an Intel GPU is supported.

Telestream Wirecast One Overview Tutorial

Watch this tutorial to get an overview of how to use Wirecast One to easily stream and produce professional video that's perfect for social media.

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